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Biologist and socialist feminist Donna Haraway's influential 1984 essay suggesting the cyborg as a figure to get past rigid distinctions between nature, culture, and technology.
"A Cyborg Manifesto" is an essay written by Donna Haraway and published in 1984. In it, the concept of the cyborg is a rejection of rigid boundaries, notably those separating "human" from "animal" and "human" from "machine. The Manifesto criticizes traditional notions of feminism, particularly feminist focuses on identity politics, and encouraging instead coalition through affinity. She uses the metaphor of a cyborg to urge feminists to move beyond the limitations of traditional gender, feminism, and politics.